New Jersey governor Chris Christie is not feeling the love for Rand Paul. In fact he thinks Paul is 'dangerous'. Really??? This from the guy who embraced president Obama. Other than the fact that he may...MAY... be able to deliver a Republican win in New Jersey in 2016, what possible reason would any Republican, conservative or Libertarian voter ever have to vote for this guy? His star is falling faster than Skylab.
Christie seems to think that national security trumps privacy, end of discussion. It's never that easy, and even president Obama said he welcomes the debate on the subject (knowing full well he is not interested in any discussion on the topic).
Via Politico, clearly happy to highlight Republican discord, here's the audio.
Rand Paul, handily fired back.
Paul’s office shot back on Friday, saying Christie may need a “new dictionary.”“If Gov. Christie believes the constitutional rights and the privacy of all Americans is ‘esoteric’, he either needs a new dictionary, or he needs to talk to more Americans, because a great number of them are concerned about the dramatic overreach of our government in recent years,” Doug Stafford, a senior adviser to Paul, said in a statement to POLITICO. “Defending America and fighting terrorism is the concern of all Americans, especially Sen. Paul. But it can and must be done in keeping with our Constitution and while protecting the freedoms that make America exceptional.”